Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 2, 2013
Linda Ann (Wargel) Keliipaakaua

Obit Linda Keliipaakaua1951 – 2013

Linda Ann (Wargel) Keliipaakaua, our dearest wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away at age 61 on March 27. She was born in Evansville, Ind., to Harold and Ermalinda Wargel. She graduated from Mater Dei High School in 1969. Linda loved to go on long walks and desired to travel and see the world. She enlisted in the United States Air Force and played on the Women’s March Air Force Base and Strategic Air Command (SAC) volleyball teams, where she met and married her coach and sweetheart, William Keliipaakaua. Linda devoted herself to raising their four children. She worked endlessly to ensure that her family was cared for and that her children had opportunities to succeed at their goals. She continued walking throughout her life as daily exercise and a meaningful way to share time with family. Eventually, the family made southern Virginia their home. In 2010, they moved to Stansbury Park to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Linda then worked as a nurse at Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele. She was truly a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and faithful daughter of Heavenly Father. Aloha ‘oe, our beloved angel. We are grateful for the care provided by the medical staff in Virginia and Utah, most recently at the Intermountain Medical Center, Huntsman Cancer Institute and Harmony Home Health and Hospice (notably Barbara). We are so grateful to our loving and caring medical and human resources personnel and friends at MWMC as well as to our neighbors and friends. Linda is survived by her loving husband Bill, her four children Lisa (Dan), Lorie (Jason), Leslie (Preston) and Adam, six grandchildren, mother Ermalinda, and siblings Mary (Gordon), Donna (Barry), David (Carol), Ronnie and Jim (Lisa). She is preceded in death by her father Harold, sister Theresa, nephew Craig, and infant granddaughter Kayla. A viewing will be held April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele. Funeral services will be held April 5 at 11 a.m. at the LDS Captain’s Island Ward, 5899 Bayshore Drive in Stansbury Park, with a viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Stansbury Park Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, gifts and monetary donations, please share a walk with and express your love to your loved ones. To you, sweetheart, Aloha until we meet again. Aloha ‘oe, my kuuipo (sweetheart).

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